Cycling in a Flourishing Pelion Peninsula! Pelion Panorama.

Central, East and West Greek Pelion Peninsula. You'll fall in love in this special region.

A multi-day Panoramic bike tour offers a glimse into an undiscovered world, a magical landscape, making your heart gentle. Visualise paddling through lush vegetation, visiting the best known ancient hidden villages going through favourite hidden corners. Ending up at a green, quiet countryside, with nice beaches to explore, that are sure to satisfy anyone's quest for the perfect cycling destination.

To plan your perfect holiday in Pelion Paradise we have selected a number of activities just for you! Through our contacts in Greece we can offer you the most authentic experience. Below the best suggestion for you with which you can book directly with us.

Highlights:
  • Volos. An abundance of musea, churces, restaurants, bars, ouzo tapas bars, markets.
  • Portaria. 19th century mansions, ancient chapels, hundreds of years old plane trees.
  • Chorefto. Deserted village Mitzela and its beach, caves at the ancient city of "Ipnon", the cave of Poseidon.
  • Tsagarada. 19th century architecture, thousands of years old plane trees, Taxiarhes settlement, stone arched bridge.
  • Milies. Museum and library, 17th Century church, Chirico Bridge (greate acoustic/ engineering designs), a tiny (0.60m width) train line, and its neoclassical stations.
  • Kato Lechonia. Concrete Vrichonas Bridge, the first concrete bridge in Greece.
Accommodation
  • Despotiko hotel. Amazing experience, authentic hospitality.
  • Valis Resort Hotel
  • Country Hotel Triantafillies for Total Relaxation

€ 1.320,00 per person mid-season, and €1.420,00 per person for high-season

Accommodation:
The choice of accommodation during your tour depends on availability of the selected accommodations.
We have hand-picked a small number of comfortable hotels, all of equal quality and service. They are generally charming properties which add significantly to your tour experience in this fascinating region.
To stay in a single room there is €120,00 extra charge.

Price:
When less than 4 persons participate, there will be a price increase of 20%.


A unique route of 8 days combining cycling and walking in an undiscovered nature

In a more remote part of Greece, this ride between two famous Greek destinations – Meteora and Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonisos Islands – offers a wealth of culture and remarkable scenery. On this bicycle tour in mainland Greece you will pedal from the eatstern to the western side of the Greek Pelion Peninsula cycling through an unspoiled countryside, waterfalls, the Caves of Poseidon, extraordinary traditional mountainous villages, old mansions, thousands of years old plane trees, cobble-stoned paths, spring water fountains. End every day with a delicious meal of local food specialties you’ll understand why this Greek mainland region is such a popular bicycling destination among modern Greeks.

Dificulty= Moderate.

 

Day1. Arrival and settling in hotel in Volos.

Day2. Arrival at Portaria.

Day3. We go from Portaria to Chania (Hania) where we reach our third hotel.

Day4. From Chania to Chorefto resort.  Revitalise, rest and  relax.

Day5. Come in contact with the local tradition and sail along the caves of Poseidon.

Day6. From Chorefto to Tsagarada one of the oldest villages, great examples of Pelion architecture, and thousands of years old  plane trees.

Day7. From Tsagarada to Milies (Mileai), the end station of the historical train from 1892, 4 cars and  its stations. Ride along its lines and discover  

Day8. In Kato Lechonia, the western side of Pelion to enjoy calm beaches and fresh fish.

Day9. Return to the airport.

 

Package description

Day 1 | Arrival and settling in hotel Domotel Xenia in Volos.

Arrival in Volos. Check in at hotel and information meeting about the city and the next day. In the evening walk on the sea side and initiation into the culinary secrets of the region.

Day 2 | Arrival at Portaria, Triandafilies or Despotiko hotel.

After a good breakfast, we start on a quick tour of the city of Volos to Portaria. In the afternoon we will walk the path of the Centaurs and practice the archery. In the evening on the square we will eat and drink local food and we will discuss the next day.

Day 3 | Go from Portatria to Chania (Hania) settling at our third hotel, Anamar or Manthos.

A good breakfast, and we start to walk one of the most beautiful trails of Pelion, from Portaria to Chania. This will take about 4 hours (with stops for picnics in the forest). We arrive at the hotel where we are delighted amenities accommodation (pool-spa) and the nature at 1100 meters altitude is at its best. Relaxation, good food and ready for the next day.

Day 4 | From Chania to Chorefto resort.  Revitalise, rest and  relax. Anamar or Manthos Hotels.

After a good breakfast bikes and equipment are waiting for us to take us in Chorefto. The route is unique beauty through beech and chestnut woods. The bicycle tour will take about 4 hours with stops in the woods and ends at the magnificent beach of Chorefto. Relaxation, swim in its purest water, and “tsipouro” with seafood in the evening.

Day 5 | Come in contact with the local tradition and sail along the caves of Poseidon.

Breakfast with local jams and juices and we go for a walk in the surrounding area which will take about four hours. The beauty of the green mountains, combined with the deep blue of Agean breathtaking! Back in Chorefto ‘where the food tasting and relaxation will continue.

Day 6 | From Chorefto to Tsagarada one of the oldest villages, great examples of Pelion architecture, and thousands of years old  plane trees. We stay in Miresio Hotel or Alekas Guesthouse.

This day starts early with breakfast to be picked up at 7.30. Then we board on a boat and after half an hour we arrive at the Poseidon’s caves! Beautiful place where you will spend the morning visiting caves and swiming in crystal waters. We return to Chorefto where we get our stuff and are transported by bus to Tsagarada where we will stay the next night. Walk around the square and getting to know one of the biggest and most important villages of Pelion.  At night between wine and local delicacies will talk about the next day.

Day 7 | From Tsagarada to Milies (Mileai), the end station of the historical train from 1892, 4 cars and  its stations. Ride along its lines and discover  We stay in Dryalos.

We eat a hearty breakfast and start to walk perhaps the largest and most historic trail that connects Tsagarada to Milies (Mileai). The changing landscape on a way  will be memorable. Duration about 5 hours with stops in the forest. Arrival at Milies (Mileai), relaxation and of course walk in the village square.

Day 8 | In Kato Lechonia, the western side of Pelion to enjoy calm beaches and fresh fish.

The last day of this trip is relaxed. After breakfast we will visit the sights of the village and we will be happy under the thick shade of the plane tree in the square. At 3 pm we will take the path that leads to the old train station. The train of Pelion one of the oldest in Europe works and drives us through a very beautiful route in Kato Lechonia. The trip takes one hour and a half and the views are incredible.

Day 9 | Back to the airport

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On the website there are some suggestions for trips. In addition to this you may already have your own wishes and ideas, or perhaps not at all. With our local knowledge we may well optimize your ideas with you to create the trip of your dreams. Well thought-out itineraries, locations and then arranged everything to perfection. If you are traveling alone, as a couple, with a group or as a family, tell us your ideas and wishes, personally, via Skype or telephone, just when it suits you best.

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